A 17-year-old girl chased away a home intruder in her Spokane, Washington, home by pulling a gun on him.
Around 5 a.m. local time on Monday, deputies attempted to pull over a car that had been reported stolen. The driver took off and police pursued. The driver later took off on foot.
Police set up a perimeter to capture the driver, while a local news station, KHQ, arrived on-scene to report the news on television.
Kimber Wood, 17, was lying in bed at the time the story got out, but both her parents and her boyfriend contacted her after learning the fugitive was in their neighborhood.
Kimber asked her father if she could use his gun if necessary. After he agreed, she put it under her pillow before going back to sleep.
After hearing the screen door open, she grabbed the gun and got behind a vanity.
When the fugitive walked into the room, she yelled “Who the f*** are you” and pointed the gun at him.
The fugitive ran out the house and Kimber followed, firing off one shot, making sure not to hit him, but just to scare him away.
The intruder managed to get away by stealing an ATV off the family’s property.
Kimber’s father told KHQ that he was proud that what he taught Kimber was put to good use.
“That is something you teach the kids,” he said. “Lessons we went over and over, and you think they’ll never have to use them, and today proved that they did, and it worked.”